July 14, 2017

It wasn't Jimmah, he gave away territory

I have always maintained that education is a lifelong process. I try to learn something new every day.yesterday I was astonished learn American history stuff I did not know.

Here is a little quiz for you. Don't cheat, don't t look up the answer. Just go by your instincts or what you thought you learned in school.  Which President added the most territory to the United States?  I give you a hint: it wasn't the Gasden Purchase.  Put your answer in the comments. You are under an honor system. Do not look up the answer.*

It is Friday at last. I have a few travels this morning, but I will be home by early afternoon.

How about a little class in our Friday music? I have posted this one before. It is my favorite from the Chairman:


Have a good Friday

*yes I know that I have likely given it away that what you thought was the answer is not the correct answer. Play along any way. Humor me if nothing else.

11 comments:

slugmama said...

My go to answer is Thomas Jefferson for the Louisiana Purchase.
Next largest, I'd say the Alaska territory under Andrew Johnson.
The Gadsden Purchase was small potatoes next to those two.

Anonymous said...

Interesting, mildly surprised.



JOG

Ed Bonderenka said...

My first thought was Jefferson.

Anonymous said...

Washington Oregon California Nevada Arizona parts of New Mexico Colorado Wyoming and Idaho and a strip of southern Texas

Joe said...

And Utah

Joe said...

James A Polk

hey teacher... said...

I was not informed this was a timed test. Reading late Saturday afternoon, awaitingto go see "Young Abe Lincoln"@ Lincoln Boyhood Memorial. My niece has a bit part.

Joe said...

You probably knew the answer anyhoo

hey teacher... said...

"Young Abe Lincoln" review, heavy on the smaltz and loose with the facts but a nice, big, brassy production to please the crowds.

Joe said...

Unfortunately your review does not inspire me to make the long trip to scenic Spencer County. Perhaps the director should consider adding gratuitous nudity, car chases, shootouts, or spontaneous musical numbers. Maybe young Abe could split rails with a light saber. That screaming goat of internet fame or a cat playing the piano are always works with the young crowd. Maybe if the Lincolns could fight for a gay dog's right to marry a cross-dressing binary catfish, the production would be a hit.

Joe said...

You slackers. Why didn't you tell me the video did not work. I guess no one listens to the Friday music.

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